What is required for "big" healings? How can we radically change the body for the better?
I've had some interesting conversations about this lately. What with the "law of attraction" and the contradictory evidence of the senses, it sometimes seems there's no definitive answer. Some people have questioned the hit-or-miss quality of spiritual healing, at least to outward appearance.
I maintain, however, that the scientific approach Mary Baker Eddy discovered can give reliable, consistent results. I think that sometimes what we need to understand is what we're up against.
I post this passage *not* to be discouraging, but to shed light on what is required:
The universal belief in physics weighs against the high and mighty truths of Christian metaphysics. This erroneous general belief, which sustains medicine and produces all medical results, works against Christian Science; and the percentage of power on the side of this Science must mightily outweigh the power of popular belief in order to heal a single case of disease. --Science and HealthThis, to me, clarifies what many think is the problem with that law of attraction theory—that all we experience is the result of our own thinking. MBE is stating that the "erroneous general belief" might be the culprit in a case of disease, and that we need to throw a higher proportion of Truth in the mix to heal it.
Now, this might seem hopeless, and indeed it would be if we had to rely on our own human minds to accomplish this feat. My mind doesn't outweigh all the other minds involved. But by God's great mercy, we have the invincible force of divine Mind on the side of health and healing. The one omnipotent divine Mind brings the "percentage of power" necessary to vanquish "erroneous general belief"—we don't have to do it alone.
Aligning our thought with Mind takes both moment-by-moment focus and long-term commitment. To increase our healing power, we need to commit. Are we ready, every day, to deny the evidence of the senses and train our thought Spiritward? Are we ready to turn from the most disturbing and possibly initially unchanging outward appearances and instead accept only the good, the real, the permanent? Are we committed to the radical position that good is the only reality, no matter what shape discord is taking in our lives?
I'm speaking to myself, since today I am faced with a few things that seem unyielding, that seem like there's nothing humanly I can do about them. The situations are in the hands of others and not subject to my direct control. Yet they're disturbing to me and I need to see through them to the reality of harmony and health. I’m being challenged to do this even as the outward appearance remains unchanged.
That's the job at hand. That's the way to "big" healing. We’ve got to outweigh that "erroneous general belief." What is needed—and I've seen this work before—is unswerving faith and clear-eyed vision that what is harmful or useless has no place in reality, so therefore is on its way out even as we wrestle with it. That's the requirement. Are you with me?
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